Professor Rama Velamuri teaches Entrepreneurship and Negotiation in the MBA, EMBA and executive development programs at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). He is Academic Director of CEIBS’s Global Executive MBA and was previously Academic Director of the Global Latin American ...
Professor Rama Velamuri teaches Entrepreneurship and Negotiation in the MBA, EMBA and executive development programs at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). He is Academic Director of CEIBS’s Global Executive MBA and was previously Academic Director of the Global Latin American CEO Program, which is offered jointly with the Wharton School and IESE. He was previously on the faculty of IESE Business School for four years (2003-2007), where he was the Academic Director of the Global Executive MBA, Henkel Adhesives Technologies Profitable Growth, and Inside India programs. He has taught as a Visiting Professor at the Indian School of Business (ISB) since 2004.
Dr. Velamuri has been a facilitator in programs for senior managers of the Unicef, Henkel Adhesives Technologies, Abbott Laboratories, Goodyear-Dunlop, Nissan Europe, Vodafone, Telefonica, Grupo Santander, Degussa-Huels, Felix Schoeller AG, Diebold, and BBVA. He has also been a facilitator in the CEO Collaborative Forum, which brings together 30 European technology entrepreneurs who have received venture capital backing.
Dr. Velamuri has two main areas of research focus: the first explores how the ethical behaviors of entrepreneurs influence their ability to mobilize stakeholder support. The second investigates the relationship between entrepreneurial strategies and firm growth. His research has been published in both academic and practitioner journals. He has also published several book chapters and approximately 30 case studies. His case “South Beauty – In Quest of a Beautiful Growth Story” won the 2008 EFMD Case Competition in the category Emerging Chinese Global Competitors (2,000 Euros prize). Some of his other cases have been best-sellers at the European Case Clearing House.
Dr. Velamuri received a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Madras, an MBA from IESE Business School, and a Ph.D from the Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia.
Dr. Velamuri has six years experience as a manager in a listed Spanish manufacturing company and eight years experience as a full time consultant to US, Indian and Spanish clients. He has carried out a number of assignments for the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). He has experience as a board member, advisor and investor in entrepreneurial companies, and regularly coaches entrepreneurs on operational and fund-raising strategies.